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Kick Ass Storm

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My slacking time was huge yesterday. Thanks mother nature!

About 1:00pm yesterday I happened to look out the window and saw a whole bunch or dark cloudy goodness. At that point I announced to some of my coworkers: "Oooh, that's looking fun!"

Sure enough, about 1:15 the rain starts up with some might nice wind as well. About 1:20 the lights in our building cut on and off a couple time, finally giving up and losing power at about 1:25. So, like the geeky engineer types we are what do we do? Gather in an internal room like all the news people tell you to? Hell no. We gather by the windows and oogled at the storm :O) Rain with 60mph winds with thunder and lightning is fun to watch from a well constructed building!

Funny part was that we're in building two and building one still had power. Problem for them was all of the network servers are in building two, and were either not on generator back-up, or got knocked out by the storm.

About 3ish the power came back on, but not the network. At 3:45 it still wasn't up so Dumbass (My Boss) did a suprisingly non-dumbass thing and let everyone go home and said he would punch us out later at our 8 hours. Gotta love getting paid to watch a storm :O)

Here's a picture of the radar at about 2:00, we're MSP:

Pretty huh?

So I went home and pissed off more worms.

posted by Chief Slacker @ 9:15 AM,


At Tue Jun 21, 11:42:00 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

That's a pretty picture... getting to watch a storm from a nice and dry place is always cool. At least you got to go home and get paid for the rest of the day! Oh, the poor worms.

At Tue Jun 21, 11:50:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

Wow, you guys got hammered in that storm. Kind of cool, though, that you got to go home early with pay. ;-) How's the sidewalk excavation coming along?

At Tue Jun 21, 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

Sarah - I love storms. I like playing in the rain too, but don't take my chances with lightning ;O)

Marie - Definitely cool. You should see the radar loop I have from yesterday. awesome. I'll have a sidewalk update later today! look for it on the Visual Edition!

At Tue Jun 21, 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you were gunna say you took long metal rods and played tag out in the storm while consuming massive amounts of alcohol.

Disappointment washes over me.

At Tue Jun 21, 01:11:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

That was our first plan, but our boss nixed that. He mumbled something about not wanting to do paperwork. :O(

At Tue Jun 21, 03:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was pretty bad here yesterday too... or so I thought til I saw that. Yikes!


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